The trend in modern phones and tv is for the viewing glass to get bigger and bigger and the surrounding rim bit to get smaller. Well, Parkray are certainly on trend with their rather desirable and brand new wood-burning stove range, the Parkray Aspect models.
Pictured left is the Aspect 5. Now that’s what I call a large viewing window! That’s why they named the range “Aspect” I presume – those clever Parkray people 🙂
The Parkray 5 has a nominal output of 4.9kW and a useable output of between 4kW and 7kW. It is Defra approved for a smoke control area and can be installed on a 12mm hearth (freestanding only). Efficiency is 79.1%. Weight is 74KG.
You can see just how huge the glass is on the Aspect 5 when it is loitering next to a Charnwood C4 (what I would class as a stove typical of the last ten years). There really is a whopping difference. If I was in charge of marketing at any stove manufacturer I would be getting my tape measure out and seeing if I’m up to scratch in this area. Wait until you see the 8kW, it is positively Imax in character!
To give you an idea of what you will be gazing at of a winter’s evening and to present a comparison – here are some typical stove glass sizes:
Other stoves in the range are the Aspect 4, Aspect 4 Compact, Aspect 5 Compact, Aspect 5 Slimline and Aspect 8 Slimline. All are Defra Approved for those pesky smoke control areas and all have jaw-dropping viewing windows.
Julian’s quick review: Very impressed indeed. Love the large glass as this gives the stoves a modern and fresh look. The door handle locates well and is precise. I like the “single air control” (as is the modern way of things). I prefer a “sideways swipe” air control but the push-pull rod does the job just fine.
Parkray are owned by the Hunter Stoves Group.